Metaphysical meaning of Vashti (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Vashti (mbd)
Vashti, vash'-ti (Pers.) -- beauty; belle; beautiful; fair; lovely.

The Persian queen of Ahasuerus. She was deposed because of her refusal to obey the king's order that she should appear unveiled before the princes and the people that they might see her beauty-- "she was fair to look on" (Esth. 1:9-19).

Meta. The emotions of the human soul in their most pleasing aspect, or personal love, which is very beautiful and good to the outer consciousness (beauty, belle, beautiful, fair, lovely, the queen of King Ahasuerus of the Medes and Persians). The egotistic, personal, dictatorial will (King Ahasuerus) thinks that even the affections and emotions of the soul should be wholly subject to its every whim and command. But this cannot be, soul expressions are activated by a more inner cause than that of the outer personal will.

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Preceding Entry: Vaniah
Following Entry: veil